Muscle Expert Podcast | Ben Pakulski Interviews | How To Build Muscle & Dominate Life



The worlds top authority on intelligent muscle building and fat loss gives us a simple tounderstand deep dive into the complex world of building a body you love, and living yourgreatness. Weekly interviews with leading experts in a vast number of scientificfields focusing on health optimization (nutrition, sleep, hormones, mindfulness and mindset), strength, (both physical and mental), and muscle hypertrophy. Learn provenstrategies for optimum life performance, whether it be in the gym, the board room or thebedroom; this is the blueprint for becoming the upgraded modern man. Ladies, thispodcast is for you too. The topics, tips, and life hacks covered are essential for every individual who wants to upgrade themselves mentally and physically.


  • Muscle Intelligence 003- Mario Novo

    29/01/2019 Duração: 01h01min

    We have a new home!  Please subscribe to Muscle Intelligence on your favorite platform for new episodes, updates and more. This channel will soon stop posting new episodes.   Joining us today is Dr. Mario Novo, of The BFR Pros. In this episode Ben and Mario dive into all things BFR, aka ‘blood flow restriction’. They take a deep look into what is going on when someone restricts their blow flow, the negative responses from BFR training, is this novel stimulus for the average person & MORE. He opens up about The BFR Pros and the ground breaking research they are doing. Find out why their mission is to provide the highest level of education and tools for Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training!

  • Muscle Intelligence Podcast Ben's 44 Success Principles for an Optimized Body and Relentless Mind

    23/01/2019 Duração: 45min

    This channel is being retired.  To keep up with all new episodes please subscribe to Muscle Intelligence on your favorite podcast platform.   Welcome to the ALL NEW Muscle Intelligence Podcast!  To kick things off we are brining you behind the vail of the Muscle Intelligence lifestyle to give you insight on how Ben and his team #DemandExcellence in their daily life.  Follow along with the practices we use to live our greatest life in our greatest body.

  • 165- A Year in Review- Our Favorite Take Homes from the Muscle Expert Podcast

    28/12/2018 Duração: 39min

    Thank you all so much for another amazing year at the Muscle Expert Podcast!  Today we are recapping some of our favorite moments from this year and this show. This will be the last episode of the Muscle Expert Podcast but fear not!  We are coming back to you next week with the all new Muscle Intelligence Podcast! There we will be covering the same great topics with some amazing guests and a slightly different format.   If you are in Australia or the surrounding area, don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity of our MI40 Muscle Camps coming to you!  Ben and Dr. Jordan Shallow will be conducting 3 day courses in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne!  Head to for more information. Jordan Shallow- Changing Stimulus vs Skill Acquisition, Combining Science and Experience when experimenting in the gym Ralph Esposito- 3 Hacks for testosterone- Sleep, Meditation, avoiding plastics Rick Hanson- Overcoming the negativity bias Layne Norton- Finding a nutrition rhythm for your body to be most metabolically flexibl

  • 164- Decoding a Healthy Gut with Dr. Mike Ruscio

    20/12/2018 Duração: 01h02min

    Joining us today is Dr. Michael Ruscio, author of his new book Healthy Gut, Healthy You. In this episode Ben and Tom dive into all things gut health. They talk in depth on how he diagnoses gut issues in his patients, lifestyle factors that contribute to GI distress & dietary approaches one should start with. He goes into detail on what leaky gut syndrome is and 3 things everyone should know about the microbiome. Find out why you should aim for a broad diet and listen to your body. Timestamps How does he first go about diagnosing potential gut issues for new patients coming to his practice? [1:05] What lifestyle factors contribute to GI distress and inflammation? [3:27] What dietary approaches does he recommend people start with? [7:50] Depending on someone’s symptoms, does he recommend a different intervention secondary to changing the diet? [11:36] How do you distinguish between leaky gut vs. microbiome dysbiosis? Should we be testing ourselves? [18:12] What is leaky gut and the causes of it? [24:03] If

  • 163- Decoding Your Epigenetic Expression with Dr. Tom Stubbs

    17/12/2018 Duração: 44min

    Joining us today is Tom Stubbs, CEO of Chronomics. In this episode Ben and Tom dive into all things epigenetics. They take a deep dive into the metabolic pathways associated with DNA methylation, predispositions to epigenetics & MORE. He opens up about Chronomics and the ground breaking research they are doing. Find out why their mission is to improve human health to make the unseen actionable! Exclusive Offer!!! Visit for 20% off your Chronomics Package!  

  • 162- Integration of Strength, Stability and Hypertrophy with Dr Jordan "Beardzilla" Shallow

    13/12/2018 Duração: 01h12min

    Welcome back Dr. Jordan Shallow!  The Muscle Doc joins us again for a great conversation on how to build your greatest body through pillars of strength, hypertrophy and stability.  Jordan teaches us how to manipulate those pillars to achieve the goals of bodybuilding or hypertrophy. We also discuss Ben and Jordan’s upcoming muscle camps in Australia, training to optimize the autonomic nervous system to get the most out of every set and the accessory work that powerlifters should be doing to prevent injury and lift as heavy as possible.   If you are interested in joining Dr. Shallow and Ben in Australia visit for more details.  If you are not in Australia be sure to keep an eye on both Ben and Jordan’s social media accounts for more dates across the globe.   This podcast is brought to you by Bioptimizers.  We use Masszymes everyday to optimize protein digestion and absorption. Check out the demo video at for the full demonstration of the power of these enzymes and use code MuscleB

  • 161- Master Your Sleep Through Tracking with Harpreet Rai of Oura

    10/12/2018 Duração: 01h17min

    Joining us today is Harpreet Rai, CEO of the Oura Ring. In this episode Ben and Harpreet dive into how he got involved with Oura as well as what makes it different from other sleep trackers out there. They take a deep dive into HRV and analyze Ben’s numbers on the air. He shares the future of the company and the concept of Own the Night. Find out why Harpreet not only wants to give you a good night’s sleep, but the best quality of life! This episode is brought to you by MCTco. Use Code BenBOGO for buy one get one free organic MCT oil and powder only on   How did he get involved with Oura? [4:28] What is it about a ring that makes it so advantageous over a watch? [9:57] How do we turn a pulse into deep sleep? [12:42] What happens to your body during deep sleep? [16:50] Validating the implications/importance of the ring and HRV: Analyzing Ben’s sleep numbers [23:40] Why did they change the design of the ring? [36:50] Addressing the demand and fulfillment requests not being made. [38:00] What is the

  • 160- Optimum Protein Consumption for Athletes with The Head of the International Protein Board Dr. Rob Wildman

    06/12/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Dr. Rob Wildman joins us to dive deep on protein consumption for trained individuals.  We discuss the limitations of current RDA values, how protein synthesis works, and what is optimal vs recommended.  Dr. Wildman gives us his optimal timing around workouts, best protein sources and much more! A huge thanks to Joovv for sponsoring this week's giveaway and podcast!  Visit to get a little extra gift with the purchase of a Joovv product! For resources and links from this episode visit Requirements vs. Recommendations: How Much Nutrients do you need to Build Muscle, Optimize Health and Longevity? [3:00] Gains vs. Maintains: How Much Extra Protein is needed to Maintain your Muscle Mass? [5:15] How Much Can the Average Person Assimilate Per Serving of Protein? [7:09] The Science Behind the Optimization/Absorption of Protein. [10:00] What is the Recommend US Guidelines for Protein Compared to What he Recommends? [13:40] What are Things that Directly Influence our Dai

  • 159- The Ultimate Health Hack-Mimicking the Benefit of Sun Exposure with Joovv Light’s Founder Scott Nelson

    03/12/2018 Duração: 59min

    Joining us today is the founder of Joovv Light, Scott Nelson.  Scott brings us all of the latest research on red light and near-infrared light therapy and the benefits that it brings.  We dive into the fascinating topic of deuterium and how it’s accumulation may lead to increased risk of cancer and other chronic illness.  We also discuss how research is showing benefits ranging from increased collegian production, increased stem cell growth, benefits for exercise, and positive impact on mitochondria and micro biome.  Sun light may be the greatest health hack that has been found and similar light therapies are a close second.  Listen all the way through to hear how proper light exposure can improve everything from your workouts to your sleep.   ***GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!*** The guys at Joovv have been so gracious as to giveaway a Joovv Solo to one lucky listener who subscribes and reviews this podcast as well as shares on social media!!! Visit Instagram @bpakfitness for more details on how you can win this $1995 sys

  • 158- The Ultimate Sleep Masterclass with Dan Pardi

    29/11/2018 Duração: 01h40min

    Previous guest, Dan Pardi, returns to illuminate even more when it comes to sleep.  Ben and Dan dive right in with discussion of his research of treating sleep disorders with GBH.  They also discuss more natural ways to hack sleep including proper light exposure and timing, melatonin and CBD supplementation and more.  Lastly we wrap up with talk of the effects that lack of sleep can have on brain function.  If you struggle with getting enough sleep this is definitely a must listen.   This podcast is brought to you by Foursigmatic.  If you struggle with sleep we recommend supplementing with reishi mushrooms right before bed to improve sleep.  Use code Muscle for 15% off your order!   If you would like to join Dan in use the code MuscleIntelligence to get your first month of Pro for $1!

  • 157- CBD- What to Expect and What Not to Expect with Dr. Evan Demarco

    26/11/2018 Duração: 43min

    Dr. Evan Demarco joins us today to discuss the latest CBD research!  These days you will hear a ton of out there claims about CBD for just about every ailment out there.  That is why we brought on one of the country’s top CBD formulators to breakdown what we can and what we can’t expect when taking CBD supplements.  Dr. Demarco presents us with some of the latest research on CBD and cortisol, the benefits of taking CBD with Omega 3s and breaks down the legality of buying CBD in the US.   This podcast is brought to you by Foursigmatic Mushrooms!  Today is the last day of Foursigmatic Black Friday Sales!!! Use code Muscle and get up to 50% off mushroom, blends, elixers, coffee and more!  Take advantage of this sale on

  • 156- The MI40 Six Pillars for a Lean and Muscular Body

    23/11/2018 Duração: 39min

    As you all know, this podcast has evolved beyond focusing on just muscle building.  Today we tie together everything Ben has learned in the last two years into the MI40 Six Pillars.  Living a great life in a body you love goes far beyond just your time in the gym and your time in the gym is greatly influenced by what you are doing out of it. So today we discuss what you need to be doing to achieve optimal health and fitness.   Congrats to our ATP Labs Giveaway winner Aaron Olszewski!!! We are giving away some fantastic prizes every time a new episode drops!  To enter make sure you have subscribed to and reviewed The Muscle Expert Podcast on your favorite platform.  Then follow our Instagram giveaway posts each week to enter!

  • 155- Dr. Zach Bush on How to Reduce Glyphosate's Burden on your Body

    19/11/2018 Duração: 01h08min

    Welcome back Dr. Zach Bush!  Our last episode with Dr. Bush was one of our highest dowloaded ever so we decided to bring him back on to talk about how to limit our exposure and the effects of glyphosate.  Dr. Bush is researching the effects that Monsanto’s chemical has on our cellular health and communication network.    This episode is brought to you by our friends at Foursigmatic.  We use Lion’s Mane mushrooms daily at the MI40 Gym to aide in neurogenesis.  Get 15% off all of your mushroom needs on when you use the code Muscle on checkout.

  • 154- The Trial of Glyphosate Part 1 with Stephanie Seneff

    15/11/2018 Duração: 58min

    Dr. Stephanie Seneff is an expert in many areas, the MIT staff researcher’s focus has been on interfacing human communication with technology.  Her background also includes a degree in biophysics which is where her focus has circled to more recently.  Dr. Seneff has been studying how glyphosate molecules interact with amino acids, in particular, glycine.  Dr. Seneff believes that glyphosate molecules are attaching to glycine receptors and causing many major health complications including infertility, autism, and DNA damage.  Today we kick off our discussion on Monsanto’s popular pesticide and wether it is responsible for our declining health as a human race.

  • How Not to Die- The Eating for Longevity Masterclass Dr. Michael Greger

    12/11/2018 Duração: 37min

    Dr. Michael Greger is a researcher, best selling author and a vegan!  Today we hear the other side of the nutrition argument, that of a longevity perspective.  According to Dr. Greger’s research, a plant based diet is by far the best diet to follow if you want to live the longest, healthiest life possible.  Let us know on social media what you think. This episode is brought to you by Organifi Juice.  As we discuss in this episode, getting all of your micro and phytonutrient requirements can be difficult.  That is why we use Organifi Juices to fill in the gap.  Use code MuscleIntelligence for 20% off your order on

  • 152- The Secrets of a Happy Life with Gretchen Rubin

    08/11/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Gretchen Rubin, the New York Times best selling author of the Happiness Project, The Four Types, and Happier at Home, joins us today to teach us about personality types and how they can effect habit formation. We dive into how to recognize the personality types of others and how this skill can help build management skills in business and how they can be used in the fitness industry to motivate your clients.   This episode is brought to you by Foursigmatic Mushrooms.  Use code Muscle for 15% off your mushroom needs.

  • 151- Training with Maximum Effort and Avoiding Injury with Eric Seifert

    05/11/2018 Duração: 01h29min

    One of Ben’s top mentors, Eric Seifert, joins us today to talk training!  Eric is a master of exercise execution, injury prevention and one of the top M.A.T. practitioners in the world.  Today Ben and Eric sit down and discuss some of the most common mistakes people make in the gym as well as how to fit exercises to your body. Eric shares the wisdom that he brings to countless professional athletes and clients to help you train pain free.   This episode is brought to you by Organifi!  It can be difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals into your diet that are required and supplements don’t always absorb the way we want them too.  That’s where Organifi Green Juice comes in.  It contains all of your daily veggie needs in an easy to absorb form.  Use code MuscleIntelligence to get 20% off your order on

  • 150- Health Optimization, The Ultimate Plateau Buster with Dan Garner

    01/11/2018 Duração: 01h16min

    We sat down with Dan Garner last weekend at the S.W.I.S conference to talk health optimization from a performance standpoint.  Often we find that the largest hinderance to improvement particularly in trained athletes is underlying health conditions.  In this episode Dan walks us through his though process when analyzing anyone from your average Joe to world class athletes.  We discuss food sensitivities, gut health, digestion, underlying pathogens and of course finding your optimal ranges.   A huge part of optimizing your health is making sure your body is fueled with all of the micro and phytonutrients that it needs.  That is why we have partnered with Organifi to give you 20% off everything in the Organifi store.  Just use the code MuscleIntelligence.

  • 149- Exploring Your Internal Clock with Dr. Greg Potter

    29/10/2018 Duração: 56min

    Joining us today is Dr. Greg Potter of Human.OS.  Dr. Potter’s PHD focused on researching the influences and mechanisms of the circadian rhythm.  Today we go way beyond the sleep-wake cycle into meal timing, how light can positively and adversely effect your sleep, and how each of your systems operate on their own cycle that is linked to your brain’s master cycle.  If you want to live your greatest life in your greatest body this is an episode you can’t miss.   This episode is brought to you by Organifi.  Organifi Gold Juice is a great tasting night time drink that will help you relax and get a great night of sleep.  Use code MuscleIntelligence for 20% off of all your Organifi needs.

  • 148- The Neuroscience of Food Addiction with Dr. Nicole Avena

    25/10/2018 Duração: 55min

    Dr. Nicole Avena has dedicated her career to understanding the obesity epidemic and the neuroscience behind it.  In this episode we dive into the mechanisms that contribute to food addiction and how to develop positive habits around food.  We also discuss in depth nutrition for children and how the early years of a child’s life are the most influential when it comes to developing good nutrition habits.   This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers.  Use code MuscleBen18 for 15 percent off your MassZymes order!

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